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Identitypass raises $2.8M for biometric identity verification across Africa

Lagos-based Identitypass has raised $2.8 million in Seed funding, which the company says will help meet its goals of extending its…

 

South Africans told biometric-SIM link is ‘next step,’ ‘evolution’ as consultation closes

Reported details and reaction are emerging to the March 2022 proposal by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA),…

 

Biometric air travel initiatives advance in Singapore, US, South Africa, UK, Brazil

Initiatives utilizing biometrics systems have been unveiled around the world, with Singapore planning to deploy new iris and facial biometrics…

 

Carnegie report suggests biometrics and digital ID adoption can help South Africa’s cybersecurity

South Africa’s position as a key financial hub for Africa is being undermined by a lacklustre approach and commitment to…

 

Conference proposes biometrics-based documentation for Central African Republic refugees

Six countries hosting forcibly displaced persons from the Central African Republic (CAR) have agreed to takes steps aimed at issuing…

 

Ego vs synergy: the problems and potential for digital identity and open banking in Africa

“Can we all overcome our egos to come together behind a big bowl of pepper soup and agree that we…

 

South Africa’s Home Affairs and EOH set for arbitration over $27M biometrics contract

Counter claims between the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed EOH tech group continue over a R400 million…

 

A 2020 court fight in South Africa reveals dominance of biometric surveillance industry

A multi-part news investigation by the MIT Technology Review looking at private surveillance — which some call surveillance capitalism —…

 

Stronger security requested for Aadhaar cards; fake digital ID producer in South African court

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) may have to enhance security features on the Aadhaar card as terrorists are…

 

Biometrics capture with feature phones to boost Africa’s financial inclusion

The potential of biometrics captured on feature phones, the importance of regulatory sandboxes, and the need for more flexible identity…

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